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DODGE CITY TIMES. s VOL. VI. DODGE CITY, KANSAS, JAN. 24, 1880. NO. 36- t7C!L t- jls t PROFESSIONAL CARDS. SUTTON & C0L110RN. If. W. SUTTON. ' COLBORN. ATTOKEIK AT MW, DODGE CITV. KAN". OfEce In Post Office Building. 1IAKRY E. GRYDEN. ATTSBXEV AT U, dodge crrir. kas. Will uractloe in the State and Federal Court. GEO. A. KELLOGG. 1TTWXEI AT LAV. DODGE CITY, KAN. W ill practice in the several courts of the State, Office in Globe Building E. F. HAKDESTY, ATTOBXKY AT MW, DODGE CITY. KANSAS. Will practice in State anil Federal Courts, ofjee aeoond door west of I'ostflffice. W. F. MASON. PIIVSICIAW AHD MDBCKOX. DODGE CITY. KANSAS. Urdrn mar be left at Frlnger's Drug More. Residence east end of Military atenne. Ill'l.NKMAX. BROS. &. WEBSTER. I. U.TIBER DBAI.ERI4. DODGE CITY. KAS. Yard south of Railroad track. Cfc-XTEMrflAI. BARBKK ft BO I'. Li'MLl'Y&KOCii. Proprietors. Sharing. bamooing ami Hair Cuitting ilonr m the latest fashion. JOFIN WERTH. CIVIL. UNCINKBR. DODGE CITY, lOISD CO.. KANSAS. Will locate lands in Meade and adjoining Counties under the Pre-emption. Homestead and Timber Culture Acta. .SURVEl'ISG on reasonnble terms. D: S. WEAVER, liraler In FURNITURE, irAI.1, PAPEB, PAINTER'S SUPPLIES, Ac. DODGE CITY, KAS. t. l. Mccarty, m. u. Physician and Druggist, DEALKU1.V DI1CGS, MEDICI5ES. Chemicals and perfumery. Toilet Goods, Brush es, Sponge, Dye Studs, Paints, Oils, etc. IIER31AN J. FRINGER, DEALER IN Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals AND PERFUMERY Toilet Goods. Brushes, Sponges, Dye Stuffs Paints. Oil. Etc DODGE CITY. KANSAS. CITY HOTEL, F. M. AKERS, Proprietor. PODGE CITY, KANSAS. A New and First-Class House With Good and Comfortable Beds. Q&'Xo Saloon Attadud to the ioce.Q NEW BOOT & SHOE SHOP. JOHN MUELLER, I uow prepare! lo Jo drst-claVrf work of Nice-Fitting Boots a Specially rrlcrs tow Shop al Mueller' el A GREAT MINING FUROR. During the pre-ent year, as the railway line; push southwardly through New Mexico a Urge immigration will unquestionably find ila way into the mining district'. Already new camp are being opened, or old ones reopened. Twenty-two miles dis tant from San' a Fe are the Orillos mines, directly on the main branch of the Atchi son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Line. Twelte miles farther on are the old Placers, and seven miles sooth the new Placers. Within a brief period, Senator Jones, of Ne Tads, and other Pacific Coast capitali.i hare via'ted the Placer', in company with expert, and the result of their investiga tions ia that tbey hate forme a company for the working of these ground. Speedy operations are to be commenced, and already contracts are let for the laying of thirty mile of iron piping, so that water for hydraulic washings may be introduced ere the advent of early simmer. Estimates hare been made that over $100,003,000 worth of placer gold can be dislodged within a few years in lhee diggings, which hare so often and so profitably been worked many yean ago, but subsequently abandoned, as the gravel had t be hanled many miles to streams of water by the primitive Mexicans ere the precious metal could le separated from the dirt. Ye, even with all thi i rouble and expense, the early native made this species of mining profitable. With improved methods, superior appliances and ex'ecs'iTecapitil, a new era in placer min ing will an, which gives promise, so far as richness of yield I concerned, of ecllifS ing California in her palmiest days. Be'ween the Placers and the Orillos lie great bodies of anthracite coal, which some geologists and mineralogist affirm is (qua) in quality to the best of the Pennsylvania regions. While it is of a lesser specific gravity, they mainiain that it will gave fottb as much beat and make less ashes Copper, iron and lead abound in close proxi mity, and in such quantities as to be profi tably worked. Already one smelter has been erected, and another will soon be under way. A obeat deal of unnecessary excitement has been caused by the introduction in the Assembly of the New York Legislature of a bill to provide for the choice of Presidential electors by CoogretsionsI districts, instead of by the State at large as has been the custom for neatly half a century. The scheme in itself is a good one, sioce it would produce an electoral OJlleze more nearly representing the views of the people than the present system. Now a majority , or even a plurality of one vote in any State may decide the political complexion of all its Presidential electors; under the district plan the minority party would give a rep resentation in the Electoral College in pro portion to its ttrength in the Congressional district. Bat there is no likelihood that the bill will become a law in New York, notwithstanding the fact that the Republi can have the power to paa il, and would gain by so doing. They are willing to take their chances before Ibe people of the Btate on the old plan, with Gen. Grant for their leader, next fall. They have no desire to take map judgment; the bill will be allow ed to slumber unless the conspiracy of ihe Democrats to count in their candidate, ac cording to the Garcelon plan, makes the enactment of arch a law seem a great aecea- ity. The introduction of the, bill was simply an answer to the game of blcff Bow beiag played by the Democratic leaders in Com. res. Globe-Democrat, As" excursion of wholesale niercksiwtroan the H oori river town to Baals Fe and Alboqoeiqae, is looked for in February. FARMING AND SHEEP. Larked, Kas , Jan. 19, 1S30. To the Editor of the Time'. I acknowledge the receift of a copy cf your interesting little sheet, for which I am much obliged. Karats seems lobe well pro vided wiih intelligent editots, if nothing ele. But Southwest Ksnsisis yet in her in famy, and the majority of hrr ecltl.r are unskilled in agriculture, many of tbem had never plowed a farrow o raised a hill of corn before coming here. The soil and cli mate i very different from that of any of the Eastern States, and must be learned. The earth, like all new couotries, is filled with all mamer of inserts and vermin; we must learn the feasors and the requirements of the toil before w can expect lo succeed in agriculture. The past season was ex tremely dry; but I noticed that land plowed j deep and well pulverized, rolled and packed when the soil Was sufficiently moist, aad the seed pat in in good eaon all came up quick and looks fine. Corn on old land, that was properly tilled, woulJ hare made a good crop if the worms h .d not taken iu I con tend lhat because the general crop was a fail ure list season, lhat it will do so anotler; many have raised abundant crops in years gone by and will do so again. Ourclima'e is naturally dry and we must prepare for dry weather; be ready to strike when the iron is hot; plow when the ground is moist, and barrow or cul'ivate and roll immediately. What farmer in the E-s: has not a good iwo-horre cultivator, double har row snd roller? What larmer in all the Southwest has either; and our soil and cli mate requires them more than any in the Eastern Slates. In Michigan rr Ohio or any of the Eistern or Western Slates who would expect their seed back if tbey put in a crcp as poorly as mot of the farmers do here. I sty plow deep and well. Culu vale thorough ly and roll down your ground; do Ihe work when Ibe soil is moist, and do only what you can do well, and see if you do not get a crop. And then what will we do with it, we cannot get much for what we have to ship, after paying freight; and wheat is all that will pay to ship in the produce line. I say buy sheep and feed it out ard ship the wool and mntton. If you can't bay many sheep leed the better what you do bay; they will pay for every pound of grain, bay or straw that tbey consume. Tne manure pays well, either to enrich the soil or bum in p'ace 01 coal. They pay three payments : lambs, wool and manure. W. J. Coltut. 1 Hebe is considerable stir in army circles regarding Ihe probability of a campaign on Ihe border durirg the coming summer. General Pope accompanied by General Bingham and Major Dunn, returned to Fort Leavenworth Saturday eveniog from Fort Garland where General Pope has been in specting .General Mackenzie column of troops who are now in splendid condition for the field. The summer campaign which is being plaoned against the Utes will be participat ed in by all the available troops in the department. The first movement will be made about the first of July. General Sheridan was over the ground not long ago and found that it was alsaoat impossible to move troops through the mountains at a date earlier than the middle of Jane. Leavenworth Time. OLD ALMANACS. We have peruse! three almanacs, bearing date respectively 1766, 1797, and 1". They are the property of W. H. Harris, of this city, having been sent to him from Ihe east. We sslecl a few psragrsDhs from this ancient almanac literature, with the purpose of amusing some of cor readers Here is a sample of poe'ical eflosion: Com Almanack, bay. they never faith lie. liut always predict, la their rrckaing- a atrict. As maidens who tell. In nine raoatha the 'II b. well, litre's cold frost and hail, will In wint.r prevail for summer there's thunder. It it lighten no wonder. Now aad then ahlzhtlde. andsnow banks besile n iu everyming clever, all aliened together. We are told to shear sheep when the moon is increasing, soon after the change, unices those that lose wool much, and then it is test decreasing. The address ol Gen. George Washington declining a third term, appears in the almanac of 1797. Il would probably be in teresting reading nowadays. Washington' principal reason for refusing a third term was hi desire for retirement, and the en joyment thereof. They had some good joke in the days of our forefathers: A lady being at card one evening, when her ruffle c.ught fire from a candle : a gentlemen intending to be witty en the acci dent, siid "be did not think her so apt to tak fire." "Nor am I, from such a spark you." We are told: At this quarter of the moon cut fire wood to prevent its snapping. Sit not too near the fire; lest you barn your shies. Sow all such seed a root downward, as carrot, parsnips, beets, etc.. before Ihe new men. Here i a useful bint concerning the pre vention of fire that might be adepted with proSt in this advanced age: "There is a method used in seme countries of glaxing chimneys when they are built, by burning common salt in them, which render tbem so smooth lhat no soot can adhere to them. Chimney so constructed can never take fire." It is held that England will eventually become one of the best customer far oar mutton beep. To accomplish this, how ever, our stock of mutton sheep must not only be increaaed, bat especial car ssuet be taken in breeding, and especial pains ud in fattening. In beef cattle, what mnwnur want nowadays is superior Scab, not of tallow. There! considerable comment among Ihe officer in the department regarding ihe action of ihe civil officers "of the govern meet re gaming tne UiO prisoner. There seems to be a feeling exi'ting lhat the entire case ha been eitl.er misrepre sented to Ihe head of the civil givernment or many important facts withheld. The present aspect of the ewe is lhat Ihe Indians are not much, if any, to blame in murder ing agent Meeker, and that they will be C-'eared of the charge. Daring the whole in vestigation nothing is slid of the murder of Major Thornburg, and his men except that be ahould not have made the ''mistake.' he did, in facing a hostile foe when he could have saved himself by keeping on hi way or turning aside to avoid a fight. Leaven worth Times. The earning of Ibe Atchison, Topeka A Santa Fa Railroad for the year 1S79, were $658 per mile ot road. This road show the largest increase of business of any road within the past year. In 1876 Ihe earnings were $318 per mile. It must be remembered that this road traverse through a large ex tant ef country that give it but little lo-al traffic Ocbat, the Cte is tort aad stout. He has a square face and wears a high bat. He has somewhat of a beard. He speaks Spaaiahweli. Geo. Adams says that Ouray is a smaa of intelligeaos, bat that when he wiatoU teat the Utes had acted badly, be smiled, shrugged his shoulders, and merely saM that it Is only a way the Indiaas base.